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Spring Break

Spring Break
Spring Break is the common term for the mid-semester break for college students, who often vacation in sunny beach locations. Spring Break has no exact date, since universities schedule their break at different times, though Canadian Spring Break usually runs during February, while American colleges take their break in March.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. reigned as the top Spring Break destination for many years, but Daytona Beach, Fla. took over that crown in the 1980s, when Fort Lauderdale officials decided to shut out the Spring Break scene. Daytona's Spring Break peaked in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but Daytona Beach also shut down the event after the crowds grew to nearly 500,000...
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Spring Break is the common term for the mid-semester break for college students, who often vacation in sunny beach locations. Spring Break has no exact date, since universities schedule their break at different times, though Canadian Spring Break usually runs during February, while American colleges take their break in March.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. reigned as the top Spring Break destination for many years, but Daytona Beach, Fla. took over that crown in the 1980s, when Fort Lauderdale officials decided to shut out the Spring Break scene. Daytona's Spring Break peaked in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but Daytona Beach also shut down the event after the crowds grew to nearly 500,000 and the drinking and partying became too excessive.

Panama City Beach in Florida, South Padre Island in Texas, and Cancun, Mexico have since become other popular Spring Break destinations. Spring Break in Daytona Beach persists as a small, quieter event.
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  • Second place for Goucher's Sarah Bart means $50,000 on 'Jeopardy!'

    Second place for Goucher's Sarah Bart means $50,000 on 'Jeopardy!'
    Sarah Bart's run at the college championship on 'Jeopardy!' ended Tuesday with the seniorĀ  history major finishing second. But as runner-up, Bart left with $50,000 for her effort. Here's the release from the show: Sarah Bart, a 22-year-old history major...
  • Sport notices: It's time to sign up for booster camps

    Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Booster camps Registration for the Hammond High School Boosters summer sports and clubs...
  • Roland Park grad promotes responsible spring break fun

    Roland Park grad promotes responsible spring break fun
    Savannah Bass, 21, who grew up in Ruxton and graduated from Roland Park Country School in 2008, is working to curb binge drinking on college campuses and along the beach during spring break. As one of 13 University of Alabama students in charge of...
  • Sports notices: Junior Strider spring track registration is under way

    Submitting sports notices The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Running The Howard County Junior Striders spring track registration is open. Practice...
  • Sports notices: Glenmont Tennis League is accepting applications

    Tennis The Glenmont Tennis League is a summer recreational tennis league for adult women. Meet new players and just have fun. Applications are due by April 1. For an application, email suefilson@verizon.net or call 410-730-6565. Parents can register...
  • Offense lifts Warhill softball to win over Jamestown

    Offense lifts Warhill softball to win over Jamestown
    JAMES CITY — Kasey Tomes had five outfield assists to earn second-team all-district honors last season. The Warhill High junior is vying for similiar honors this season, this time based on her production at the plate. Tomes went 3-for-4 with 2...
  • Sunrise hosts Let's Go Biking event at Markham Park

    Sunrise celebrated all things bicycle-related during its recent Let's Go Biking event at Markham Park. Mayor Mike Ryan joined other residents on a 5-mile ride along the New River Greenway. The day also included bicycle safety instruction and the...
  • Coupon: $10 off at JC Penney

    Coupon: $10 off at JC Penney
    Save $10 on a $25 purchase at JC Penney with a coupon through Saturday. The coupon is good on select original, regular and sale-priced apparel, shoes, accessories and home purchases. Click here for the deal. Like Doreen's Deals on Facebook; follow...
  • Warhill edge York 1-0 in girls soccer

    Warhill edge York 1-0 in girls soccer
    — Two weeks between games is tough for any team, especially in soccer where continuity is important. Despite the layoff, Warhill High's girls team showed precision in both ends of the pitch Monday during a 1-0 victory over York. Lindsey Williams...
  • College Roundup: UCI women's water polo grabs Big West title

    WOMEN'S WATER POLO UC Irvine 10, Long Beach State 7 The host Anteaters clinched their third straight Big West Conference regular-season championship behind four goals from Danielle Warde and eight saves from Jillian Yocum on Thursday. No. 6-ranked...
  • Saturday's 4/12 local schedule (updated Saturday AM)

    COLLEGES Football William and Mary spring game, 1 Old Dominion spring game, 3 Baseball Christopher Newport at York (Pa.) (doubleheader), noon Norfolk State at Maryland Eastern Shore (doubleheader), noon Virginia Wesleyan at Eastern Mennonite...
  • High school campus transformed

    Cooper City High School is in the final stretch of its nearly decade-long makeover, its biggest renovation and construction project since it opened in 1971. The nine-year project has cost close to $35 million, said Vice Principal Anthony Valachovic....